Using desktop switcher via touchscreen causes Unity launcher to stop working

Bug #1072249 reported by Jay Lindsey on 2012-10-28
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

When you use the desktop switcher from the launcher, after switching desktops the Unity launcher no longer works. It still shows titles when hovered but clicks no longer work. Also causes top bar to not accept clicks. However, clicks on open applications still register.

EDIT: No this is a different bug I believe. The button 1 is not "stuck down" Open apps, for instance my keyring with keyboard continue to accept clicks but the unity launcher will not.

I followed the below steps with the same result. I have also replicated bug 1068994 and it's behavior is different. It doesnt allow clicks anywhere on the desktop. It may be tied to the same issue code-side but both have different behavior to the user

Chris Wayne (cwayne18) wrote :

I believe what you're running into here is bug 1068994

Alex Chiang (achiang) wrote :

That's what I thought too.

Jay Lindsey, can you please see if this is still an issue if you:

1) do a clean reboot
2) use the workspace launcher and switch desktops
3) select an icon on the launcher

If (3) works after this sequence, then this bug is a known issue. Thanks.

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: New → Triaged
Jay Lindsey (jlindsey-7) on 2012-10-28
description: updated
Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :


Can you try to repro this?

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: Triaged → New
tags: added: needs-upstream
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
assignee: nobody → Chris Wayne (cwayne18)
Chris Wayne (cwayne18) wrote :

After switching back and forth between workspaces several times, I was finally able to reproduce this. Marking confirmed.

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Wayne (cwayne18) on 2012-11-13
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
assignee: Chris Wayne (cwayne18) → nobody
importance: Undecided → High
Sean Feole (sfeole) wrote :


Does this only affect when using touch? or both touch and mouse?

Sean Feole (sfeole) wrote :

Jay/Chris , would you be able to attach any logs? Does ~/.xsession reveal any clues?

tags: added: mobile nexus7
removed: needs-upstream
Sean Feole (sfeole) on 2012-11-14
no longer affects: unity
Sean Feole (sfeole) on 2012-11-14
summary: - Using desktop switcher causes Unity launcher to stop working
+ Using desktop switcher via touchscreen causes Unity launcher to stop
+ working
Sean Feole (sfeole) wrote :

Marking this bug Incomplete:

Awaiting response from Jay

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-11-23
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Incomplete
Sean Feole (sfeole) wrote :

I'm marking this bug invalid, I have not seen any problems using the desktop switch in the later version of Quantal and into the New build of Raring. If this problem does exist we can reopen the bug, but for now I'm marking invalid at least for the Nexus7 project.

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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